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WILLIAM A. MASTERS

 Professor and Chair, Department of Food and Nutrition Policy
 Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
 150 Harrison Ave. • Boston, MA 02111. •  http://sites.tufts.edu/willmasters
 Phone: 617.636.3751 • Fax: 617.636.3781 • Email: william.masters@tufts.edu
 

EDUCATION

Stanford University, PhD (1991) in Applied Economics at the Food Research Institute  
Yale University, BA (1984) in Economics and Political Science
Deep Springs College (1979-81), no degree granted, course credits transferred
 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Tufts University (July 2010 – present), Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Chair (from 7/11) and Professor (from 7/10), Department of Food and Nutrition Policy, responsible for academic leadership of multidisciplinary graduate programs involving 18 faculty and about 150 students per year.

Purdue University (December 1991 – June 2010), Department of Agricultural Economics Associate Head, (2/07-6/10) and Professor (4/02-6/10), previously Associate Professor (7/96-4/02) and Assistant Professor (12/91-7/96), with increasing responsibilities over graduate and undergraduate programs.

Columbia University (September 2003-August 2004), The Earth Institute Visiting Professor, School of International and Public Affairs and Interim Executive Director, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development. Led a diversified social-science research program of 8 staff and 20 affiliated faculty.

Harvard University (January – December 2000), Kennedy School of Government Visiting Scholar, Center for International Development.

Stanford University (1985-1991), Graduate Fellow, Teaching and Research Assistant in the Food Research Institute

University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe (1988-1990), Research Associate and part-time lecturer

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

AAEA Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis (2013)
International Fellow of the African Agricultural Economics Association (2010)
Fulbright Dissertation Research Grant (1988-90); Stanford Graduate Fellowship (1985-88)
Harry S. Truman Scholarship (1981)
 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND APPOINTMENTS

Editorial Board, Global Food Security, 2014-present
Member, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems thematic group, UN SDSN, 2013-present
Member and Chair, Communications and Publications Ctee., AAEA, 2012-present
Member and Chair, Food Safety and Nutrition Section, AAEA, 2011-present
Co-Editor, Agricultural Economics, 2007-2011 (with Gerald Shively)
Board of Trustees, Deep Springs College, 2002-2011(chair, Academic Affairs ctee.)
          

LANGUAGES

Native English, fluent French, some Spanish

 

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Principal investigator or co-PI on over $10 million in grants and projects since 1988, from USAID, the World Bank, DFID and other funding agencies.

 

PUBLICATIONS

SELECTED BOOKS

Economics of Agricultural Development (2nd ed. 2010; 3rd ed. forthcoming), with George Norton and Jeffrey Alwang.  New York: Routledge. (See review of 1st ed. in ERAE).

Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Africa (2009), with Kym Anderson (eds.). Washington DC: The World Bank.

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH ARTICLES

Disease Control, Demographic Change and Institutional Development in Africa” (2014), with M. McMillan and H. Kazianga, Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming. [preprint]

Agriculture, nutrition, and health in global development: typology and metrics for integrated interventions and research” (2014), with P. Webb, J. Griffiths and R. Deckelbaum, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2(1): forthcoming [preprint]

Measuring the impacts of Malawi’s farm input subsidy programme” (2014), with C. Chibwana, G. Shively, M. Fisher and C. Jumbe, African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 9(2): 132-147. [article]

Urbanization and Farm Size in Asia and Africa: Implications for Food Security and Agricultural Research” (2013), Global Food Security, 2(3), 156-165. [preprint]

Does Child Undernutrition Persist Despite Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries? Quantile Regression Results” (2012), with Stephen A. Block and Priya Bhagowalia,  Journal of Development Studies, 48(2): 1699-1715. [preprint]

Effects and Determinants of Mild Underweight among Preschool Children across Countries and Over Time” (2011), with Priya Bhagowalia and Susan Chen.  Economics and Human Biology 9(1, January): 66-77.

“Entry into Winner-Take-All and Proportional-Prize Contests: An Experimental Study” (2010), with Tim Cason and Roman Sheremeta. Journal of Public Economics 94(9-10, October): 604-611.

The Role of Leadership in Democratic Deliberations: Results from a Field Experiment in Sao Tome and Príncipe”(2006), with Macartan Humphreys and Martin Sandbu, World Politics  58(4): 583-622.

“Research Prizes:  A New Kind of Incentive for Innovation in African Agriculture” (2005), International Journal of Biotechnology 7(1/2/3): 195-211.

“Investing in Soils: Field Bunds and Microcatchments in Burkina Faso” (2002), with Harounan Kazianga, Environment and Development Economics, 7(3): 571-591.

“Welfare Gains from Quality Certification of Infant Foods: Results from a Market Experiment in Mali” (2002), with Diakalia Sanogo, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 84(4): 974-989.

“Climate and Scale in Economic Growth” (2001), with Margaret S. McMillan, Journal of Economic Growth, 6(3): 167-186.

SELECTED BOOK CHAPTERS

Child Nutrition in Economic Development”, in C.P. Duggan, J.B. Watkins, B. Koletzko and W.A. Walker, eds., Nutrition in Pediatrics, 5th ed.  Shelton, CT: PMPH-USA, forthcoming 2013.

Transformational Incentives for Innovation and Aid Effectiveness: Pull Mechanisms, Contests, and Prizes,” in R. Shah and S. Radelet, eds., Frontiers in DevelopmentWashington, DC: USAID, May 2012, pages 196-200.

 “Economic Development, Government Policies and Food Consumption“, chapter 14 in Jayson Lusk, Jutta Roosen and Jason Shogren, eds., Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy, 2011.

 

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